An electric oven of 2 kW is operated in a domestic electric circuit (220 *V*) that has a current rating of 5 A. What result do you expect? Explain.

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#### Solution

Current drawn by the electric oven can be obtained by the expression,*P* = *VI*

Where,

Current = *I*

Power of the oven, P = 2 kW = 2000 W

Voltage supplied, *V* = 220 *V*

*I* = 2000/220 *V *= 9.09 A

Hence, the current drawn by the electric oven is 9.09 A, which exceeds the safe limit of the circuit. Fuse element of the electric fuse will melt and break the circuit.

Concept: Household Electrical Circuits

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